AMCHAM Honors Busi­nesses that In­vest in Their Com­mu­ni­ties

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The Amer­i­can Cham­ber Of Com­merce In Thai­land ( AMCHAM Thai­land) hon­ored its mem­bers’ cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ( CSR) pro­grams at a cer­e­mony presided over by U. S. Am­bas­sador to Thai­land, Glyn T. Davies at the Con­rad Bangkok on Novem­ber 22, The tenth an­nual AMCHAM CSR Ex­cel­lence ( ACE) Awards rec­og­nized 62 com­pa­nies for their ex­em­plary CSR pro­grams and their ded­i­ca­tion to in­vest­ing in their com­mu­ni­ties ( see across for a list of award re­cip­i­ents).

In recog­ni­tion of the tenth an­niver­sary of the CSR Awards and the 60th an­niver­sary of AMCHAM, four new awards were in­tro­duced this year: ‘ best in class’ awards for both multi­na­tional com­pa­nies and SMES that were pre­sented to Chevron and Top Schol­ars re­spec­tively; the U. S. Am­bas­sador’s Award, pre­sented by U. S. Am­bas­sador Glyn Davies to La- guna Re­sorts for their Seedlings Phuket pro­gram; and the Suf­fi­ciency Econ­omy Phi­los­o­phy Award in honor of His Majesty King Bhu­mi­bol Adulyadej, pre­sented by for­mer Gov­er­nor of the Bank of Thai­land, Dr. Prasarn Trairatvo­rakul, to Chevron for their Pa Sek Water­shed Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram.

Am­bas­sador Davies con­grat­u­lated the awardees and ap­plauded their in­no­va­tive pro­grams aimed at bol­ster­ing the com­mu­ni­ties in which they op­er­ate. “AMCHAM Thai­land mem­bers are ex­cep­tion­ally im­por­tant ar­chi­tects of diplomacy, pros­per­ity, and friend­ship be­tween Thai­land and Amer­ica,” he said. “Amer­i­can busi­nesses con­trib­ute to Thai­land’s de­vel­op­ment by con­tin­u­ously ex­pand­ing their in­vest­ment and op­er­a­tions, in­creas­ing their em­ploy­ees’ skills, and giv­ing back to the com­mu­ni­ties where they live and op­er­ate.” AMCHAM Board Vice Pres­i­dent, Mark Kauf­man, who opened the cer­e­mony, re­flected on the im­por­tance of giv­ing back and giv­ing thanks: “Let’s not for­get that tonight we also ob­serve Thanks­giv­ing, an Amer­i­can hol­i­day that cel­e­brates val­ues and tra­di­tions such as grat­i­tude, gen­eros­ity and com­ing to­gether. These are val­ues that we all need more of in our lives at the end of a year that has been emotionally chal­leng­ing for so many,” he said. “So let’s take this evening to honor and give thanks to one an­other for tire­lessly work­ing to­ward a com­mon goal: a pros­per­ous Thai­land.”

Spe­cial des­ig­na­tions were given to firms that have re­ceived the ACE award for five con­sec­u­tive years ( Gold Award), three con­sec­u­tive years ( Sil­ver Award), firms with ex­cel­lence in cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion ( Cre­ative Part­ner­ships), and recog­ni­tion for small and medium- sized busi­nesses ( SMES).

Re­cip­i­ents of 2016 ACE Recog­ni­tion for Ex­em­plary Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity with AMCHAM lead­er­ship and Amer­i­can Am­bas­sador Glyn Davies

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